February 13th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

'The Artist' wins big at BAFTA awards

Similar headline, but different ceremony.

As has been the case much of this awards season, "The Artist" was the big winner this weekend at the Orange British Academy Film Awards, or the BAFTAs.

The silent black-and-white film, which is nominated for the best picture Oscar, snapped up seven BAFTAs: Best film of the year; best director and best original screenplay, which both went to Michel Hazanavicius; best lead actor (Jean Dujardin); original music (Ludovic Bource); cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman); and costume design (Mark Bridges).

The rest of the winners sound just as familiar. Meryl Streep won the best leading actress BAFTA for her work in "The Iron Lady"; Octavia Spencer picked up another best supporting actress honor for her role in "The Help"; and Christopher Plummer was named best supporting actor for his work in "Beginners."

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," meanwhile, nabbed the outstanding British film BAFTA and the best adapted screenplay BAFTA.

For the rest of the winners, visit BAFTA.org. Do you predict we'll see similar wins on Oscar night (which is February 26, if your calendar isn't already marked)?

Filed under: Awards Season • movies

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Adrian

    @Gosh – when you say we in the UK speak "funny", I think you have confused yourself.
    I think you meant to type "properly"!
    Toodle pip old boy!
    ha ha!

    February 14, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. gosh

    Those british folks sure do talk funny. PIp PIp and cheerios and stuff. Our teacher said they are redcoats.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. be quiet

    similar winners, indeed, save Best Actress. The Davis/Streep volley continues. I say the Oscar will go to Davis.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      We will be slaves in the NWO with a few tesmars who will have consolidated their money and power. What these pea-brained individuals do not realize is that they cannot control all cir***stances and outcomes. These small-minded men think they\'re God?! HA Somewhere God is laughing at this futility. NWO my *ss!! These are PAGANS worshiping at the alter of self. There is only one God. YHWH. King of the Jews. The Alpha and Omega. Look to HIM for life\'s answers and you will find them.

      March 17, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |

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